15 July 2014

Hasbro G1 Mega-Pretender Crossblades MISB

This was part of a lot of 4 pieces of MISB Pretenders that I bought when I was in Japan last December. Yes, there was some wheeling and dealing while I was snowboarding in the mountains of Niseko. Such is my reticence and the extent of my backlog that I have only now gotten to them some 7 months later.

This is the fourth piece - Mega-Pretender Crossblades MISB. Crossblades is 1 of 3 Mega Pretenders that were actually "USA exclusives", in other words, these 3 has never seen a corresponding Japanese release. The 3 are - Autobots Crossblades and Vroom; and Decepticon Thunderwing. Of the trio, Thunderwing is of course the most famous of them and naturally the most sought after and expensive.

However, Crossblades and Vroom are not that far behind in value because they are both quite obscure and for collectors hoping for a complete sweep of Pretenders, Crossblades and Vroom, both of whom has quite a lot of accessories that tend to go missing, are quite tricky to track down.

14 July 2014

Hasbro G1 Pretender Splashdown MISB

This was part of a lot of 4 pieces of MISB Pretenders that I bought when I was in Japan last December. Yes, there was some wheeling and dealing while I was snowboarding in the mountains of Niseko. Such is my reticence and the extent of my backlog that I have only now gotten to them some 7 months later.

This is the third piece - Pretender Splashdown MISB. Splashdown is 1 of 6 large format Pretenders that were actually "USA exclusives", in other words, these 6 has never seen a corresponding Japanese release. The six are - Autobots Groundbreaker, Splashdown, Sky High; and Decepticons Iguanus, Finback and Bugly.

Of this 6, Splashdown is commonly regarded as the most difficult track down and complete. It actually has quite a lot of accessories, which could be one of the reasons it is difficult to complete. So, to be able to get it in MISB condition, well, I pounced on it!

13 July 2014

Hasbro G1 Pretender Groundbreaker MISB

This was part of a lot of 4 pieces of MISB Pretenders that I bought when I was in Japan last December. Yes, there was some wheeling and dealing while I was snowboarding in the mountains of Niseko. Such is my reticence and the extent of my backlog that I have only now gotten to them some 7 months later.

This is the second piece - Pretender Groundbreaker MISB. Groundbreaker is 1 of 6 large format Pretenders that were actually "USA exclusives", in other words, these 6 has never seen a corresponding Japanese release. The six are - Autobots Groundbreaker, Splashdown, Sky High; and Decepticons Iguanus, Finback and Bugly.


12 July 2014

Hasbro G1 Pretender Landmine MISB

This was part of a lot of 4 pieces of MISB Pretenders that I bought when I was in Japan last December. Yes, there was some wheeling and dealing while I was snowboarding in the mountains of Niseko. Such is my reticence and the extent of my backlog that I have only now gotten to them some 7 months later.

This is the first piece - Pretender Landmine MISB. Perhaps one of my favourite large format Pretenders from 1988. I don't know why, I just like Landmine. I know some collectors think he is the worst Pretender toy, but I like Landmine. Deal with it.


07 July 2014

Takara Fight! Super Robot Lifeform, 40-Kickback MIB (#18 of 36)

This is piece #18 of 36 of the 36-piece mega-lot.

It is 40-Kickback, one of 3 Takara mold Insecticons. Some say that the Takara boxed Insecticons are mailaway releases, but I am not really sure whether they are. In many instances, the common thought is that they are pretty difficult to track down in box. Not really very expensive, but just difficult to track down.

So here  is Kickback first....


06 July 2014

Some things I have sold... TF-05, C-341, C-342, C-343, C-344 and TF-06

A record of some of the later year Transformers that I have recently sold... bye bye pieces.


C-341: Gasoline Base MIB (aka Greasepit), unused with sealed paperworks packet.


05 July 2014

Transformers 2010, Takara boxed 48 - Astrotrain (regular colours) MIB unused

This is a beautiful piece.

It is not from the '36 piece mega lot', but was a gift from a good friend and Aussie collector, v......_76 (you know who you are).  Thanks a lot buddy!

It came at a time when I was actually looking for a regular coloured Astrotrain to complete my mission of getting Japanese boxed numbers 01 to 49. The white coloured Astrotrain can be seen here.


The box is in stunning condition. Still smooth and very glossy.

Complete and unused paperworks

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